William Daniell's journeys around Skye, Raasay and the Moray Coast in 1815
Skye and Raasay
The Moray Coast
|About the Author|
The author has been fascinated by the work of William Daniell since his first encounter in 1969, when he was overwhelmed by the soft and delicate atmospheric affects which could be achieved by the aquatint technique. He feels that Daniell’s work, though visible in many places, does not get the recognition it deserves. His journey towards the completion of these books has been a very enjoyable one, and he hopes that those who read them will share in this enjoyment.
After a considerable amount of research, the help and cooperation of many people, and an amazing amount of serendipity, he finally sourced information about the life of this little known artist.
Eventually in 2009 he published his first book, William Daniell’s Isle of Skye & Raasay, in which he was able to include what little was known about the life of the artist.
A second book, William Daniell’s Inverness & the Moray Firth, takes the reader through a totally different part of Scotland, which includes the town where the author was born and brought up. It has proved to be quite a difficult book to write. The part of Daniell’s journey described here is quite different from that in the Hebridean islands.
John Garvey is Emeritus Professor of Particle Physics in the University of Birmingham.